What Should You Do if You Were Hurt in a Crash Caused by Someone You Know?

by Staff Blogger | April 23rd, 2019

Filing injury claims against negligent drivers is common for people who are hurt in crashes that weren’t their fault. But when those negligent drivers are their friends or family members, they’re often much less likely to pursue compensation.

If you were recently hurt in a crash that was caused by a friend or loved one, it’s important to speak to a California auto accident lawyer about your options. You’re likely facing significant accident-related expenses, including medical bills and lost wages, but you may be hesitant to move forward.  

Our lawyers want to help you make the right decisions during this difficult time. It’s our goal to  help you review your options and decide on the best course of action to make sure you’re fairly compensated. Contact Berg Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation.  

3 Steps to Take After a Crash

It’s important to act fast after a crash, even if it was caused by a friend or family member. Three vital steps to your recovery and your rights to compensation include:

  1. Call 911—Calling 911 dispatches police officers and emergency responders to your location. The responding officers will create an official report of the crash, while the paramedics will provide aid to anyone who is injured.
  2. Get medical attention—Regardless of whether you get treated at the scene or you don’t think you are seriously injured, it’s still important to see a doctor soon after the crash. In addition to creating a medical report, it will also help rule out internal injuries.
  3. Call a lawyer—Evidence quickly disappears after crashes, making it more difficult for victims to get the compensation they need. The sooner you contact us after your accident, the better.

We know that filing a compensation claim against a friend or loved one can be an uncomfortable and stressful experience. Our legal team is ready to handle your case with the sensitivity it deserves, and we’ll make sure you know all your options when it comes to getting the money you deserve. Call us today for a free consultation.